GCRW October 2017 Newsletter

Ladies,

Gaston County Republican Women October, 2017

GCRW August 2017 Newsletter Photo(beginning August 2017, the GCRW will make every effort to publish their monthly newsletters on this website.  

Please understand if we have the occasion to skip a month due to busy schedules.  Especially the months we are helping on phone lines, at fundraisers or at the pollS.  The best way to assure you receive every newsletter is to become a GCRW member!)

With the changing of the seasons, we begin to see signs of nature preparing for the cooler weather to come. This month, GCRW are preparing for our new slate of 2018 GCRW Officers. The nominating committee’s candidates will be announced and voted on in November. Having served as Vice President and President, I must say these two offices have allowed me to be on an incredible journey and learning curve, from Gaston County, through North Carolina, then on to Phoenix and Philadelphia. Having received an education beginning with our local GCRW, to understanding and participating in both the NC Federation of Republican Women and National Federation of Republican Women, I highly encourage all our ladies to take on a leadership role in this dynamic organization.

Each new member joining this past year will be receiving and invitation to the, GCRW, “Start Your Morning the Right Way”, Coffee. Home of Suzanne Riley, 10 AM, Wednesday, October 11th. This will be a wonderful way to meet fellow members and learn how this great organization works. Check your emails for your invitation Monday, October 2nd.

The GCRW October meeting will feature NC Representative John Torbett, giving the latest legislative update from our representatives in Raleigh. Also, we will be holding a Republican Forum featuring our Republican City Council Candidates. The Forum moderator will ask the candidates questions and then time will be allowed for members to ask the candidates questions. This will be an opportunity to have your question heard and answered.

Don’t forget we will be meeting at Gaston Country Club, 12 noon, October 19th. This past month 40 members and guests attended our meeting featuring guest speaker Katherine Restrepo from the John Locke Foundation.

Please RSVP by Oct 17th, if you are attending, so I may give an accurate head count to GCC. RSVP to rileys481@gmail.com or text Suzanne 704-819-4589.

The GCC offers a soup (2 soup selection) and salad bar for lunch. The method of paying will be the same as when we met at the City Club, each GCRW member will pay Bonnie Jansen (Treasurer) when they arrive. The prices for lunch will vary with what is ordered, pricing will include Tea, gratuity, and taxes. Bonnie can accept cash, credit card, but prefers us to pay with personal checks. GCC Members’ lunches will be billed to their GCC account.

Prices are as follows: Soup and Salad/ tea – $14.09 Salad only/ tea – $ 11.53 Soup only/tea – $ 7.69

Dates to remember:

  • October Birthday Girls: Susan Lockridge, Esther Scott, Karen Smith, Mary Frances Forrester,Gayle Walker, Bonnie Jansen
  • New Member Coffee, Oct 11th, 10 AM Suzanne Riley’s home
  • GCRW meeting Oct 19th, 12 noon, Gaston Country Club
  • GCRW Reading Right Book Club, meets Monday, Oct 23rd, 7 PM, Thai House Restaurant. Bookof the month, The Big Lie, Dinesh D’Souza.Best Regards, Suzanne

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GCRW August 2017 Newsletter

GCRW August 2017 Newsletter PhotoLadies,

Well, we have survived the firecracker hot month of July in the south, and with good fortune the month of August might give us a respite with cooler temperatures.

There are changes coming for the fall of 2017 for the GCRW’s meeting place. The Executive Board met this past Wednesday at Gaston Country Club (GCC) for lunch, and voted to move the GCRW lunch meetings to Gaston Country Club, beginning September 21, 2017. Same meeting time, 12 noon.

The GCC offers a soup (2 soup selection) and salad bar (salad bar includes a wonderful chicken salad) for lunch. The method of paying will be the same as when we met at the City Club, each GCRW member will pay Bonnie Jansen (Treasurer) when they arrive. The prices for lunch will vary with what is ordered, pricing will include gratuity and taxes. GCC Members’ lunches will be billed to their GCC club account.

Prices are as follows: remember taxes and gratuity, plus tea are included in the below prices:

  • Soup and Salad/ tea $14.00
  • Salad only/ tea $ 11.50
  • Soup only/tea $ 7.50

The NC General Assembly did some mighty fine work in 2017, so please take time to personally thank them. They are in alphabetical order: Senator David Curtis, Senator Kathy Harrington, Rep Dana Bumgardner, Rep Kelly Hasting, and Rep John Torbett. Hats off to each of you for your hard work in making NC one of the leading states in the country.

Please welcome our new members: Charlene High, Janie Peak, and Candy Thomas.

Dates to remember:

  • Summer Birthday Girls: Cindy Hughes, Debbie Windley, Cassandra Longeway, Cheryl Pittenger, Alice Brown, Alice Auten, Lori Kimble, and Sharon Jarvis Moss.
  • GCGOP Meeting August 14, 6 PM dinner, 7 PM meeting begins, Hillbillies on Garrison
  • GC Young Republican meeting (age 20-40), Aug 17th, 6 PM, Olio’s Restaurant, Garrison Blvd, Gastonia.
  • GCRW Reading Right Book Club, meets Monday, Aug 28th, 7 PM, Thai House Restaurant. Book of the Month, the Ladies of the Club, Helen Hooven Santmyer

Blessings,

Suzanne

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You Might Be A Republican Woman

You Might Be A Republican Woman

By Joanne Lapple, Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club

A Republican woman, that just might be YOU
If you honor the glory of the red, white and blue.
You believe in faith, family and personal responsibility,
And never take for granted the blessing of our liberty.
A Republican woman, that just might be YOU
If you think for yourself and value what’s true.
Equal opportunity must be guaranteed for all.
Hard work and grit determines our rise or fall.
A Republican woman, that just might be YOU
If your heart swells with pride for our troops and veterans too.
You believe life is precious, be it unborn or old,
That moms and dads know best what their children are told.
A Republican woman, that just might be YOU
If you believe honesty in Washington is long overdue.
The media tries to define us but they’ll never admit
Republican women are committed, strong, and compassionate.

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